Lee Sacks, MD: Enhancing Quality is Good for Business
Lee Sacks, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Advocate Health Care, discusses Advocate's focus on patient safety and quality.
Physician Alignment: The Right Strategy, The Right Mind-Set
By Gary Edmiston, David Wofford
Integration-economical and clinical-will be critical in an environment of lower payment rates and demand for improved outcomes and quality of care.
Special Section: Healthcare Reform
Preparing for the New Landscape of Payment Reform
By Patricia Tyson
With the emphasis on value-based health care under healthcare reform, hospitals will require a strategic approach to understanding the costs of care and improving care coordination among all parties.
Web Extra: Preparing for the New Landscape of Payment Reform: Data Sources
Preparing for Prometheus: An Interview with John Byrnes and Kevin Fosnocht
HFMA speaks with leaders from two organizations participating in the PROMETHEUS pilot about the planning requirements for particpation and perceived challenges and opportunities.
From Skepticism to Engagement
By Nancy Kane, Susan Madden, Candice Saunders
For one hospital, an OR patient flow improvement project proved to be a catalyst for a new level of physician-hospital collaboration, which will help the organization prepare for healthcare reform.
Structuring Competitive Physician Compensation Models
By Kim Mobley, Claire Turcotte
Healthcare financial executives need to understand valuation methodology to ensure legal and regulatory compliance when structuring physician compensation models.
Web Extra: Physician Compensation Arrangements: Stark Law Lessons Learned from Recent Government Action
Assessing the Benefits of Teleintensivist Coverage in the ICU
By Stuart H. Fine, Leif Loheide, Abby Swanson-Kazely, Richard L. Clarke, Kit Simpson
Telemedicine technology could, in certain markets, enable cost-effective and efficient delivery of scarce intensivist physician resources to more ICUs and to a greater number of critically ill patients.
Web Extra: Find a Tool for Determining the Feasibility of Establishing a Teleintensivist Program
Using IT to Drive Operational Efficiency in the OR
By Kermit Randa
Implementing an anesthesiology information system and redesigning work flow processes helped one hospital improve its operational efficiencies and the bottom line.
Emerging Accounting Trends Accounting for Leases
By Robert Valletta, Brian Huggins
A proposed new model for lease accounting can have a significant financial impact on healthcare organizations.
From the Chair
The Next Frontier
By Debora Kuchka-Craig, FHFMA
We should all be prepared to step up and cross the new frontier of online physician-patient communication.
From the President
By Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA
Washington has not yet found the model for high-value healthcare delivery. But local innovators will likely be able to do so.
From the Editor
By Robert Fromberg, Editor-in-Chief
Eye on Washington
Gridlock on the Beltway, More Gridlock in Congress
By Chad Mulvany
Managing Risk Under Healthcare Reform
By Dan Mendelson, Erik Johnson
Keys to Successful EHR Implementation
By Margret Amatayakul
What Would You Do? Should this Independent Hospital Affliate?
By Alan M. Zuckerman
Member Spotlight: Mission to Accomplish
Workplace Strategies: 6 Ways to Demonstrate your Value in the Workplace
NYC Health and Hospital's Corporation's Marlene Zurack on Healthcare Reform